Wikia

The One Wiki to Rule Them All

Second Age

Talk0
5,065pages on
this wiki
The History of Arda
Ainulindalë
Years of the Lamps
Years of the Trees
Years of the Sun
Ages of Arda
First Age
Second Age
Third Age
Fourth Age
Timeline of Arda
Arda in Second Age
Arda during the Second Age.
PChristosAdded by PChristos

The Second Age began after the banishment of Morgoth into the Void by the Lords of the West, led by Eönwë, the Herald of Manwë.

It lasted for 3441 years and ended with the downfall of Sauron, when he was defeated by the Last Alliance of Elves and Men following the downfall of Númenor.

This age was characterized by the rise (eventually with increased insolence) of Númenor, the rise of Sauron in Middle-earth, the creation of the Ringwraiths, and the early wars of the Rings between Sauron and the Elves. The Ring of Power also came into existence during this period.

TimelineEdit

Year Events
1 Foundation of Mithlond the Grey Havens under Círdan, and Lindon as the Ñoldorin Kingdom under Gil-galad.
32 Edain reach Númenor, Elros is crowned first Kings of Númenor.
c. 40 Many Dwarves abandon the ruined cities of Belegost and Nogrod in the Ered Luin and join Durin's folk in Moria.
61 Birth of Vardamir Nólimon, eldest child of Elros. Subsequently three more children are born.
192 Birth of Tar-Amandil.
222 Birth of Nolondil.
350 Birth of Tar-Elendil.
361 Birth of Eärendur.
442 Elros, also known as Tar-Minyatur, dies.

Vardamir Nólimon succeeds the throne but abdicates immediately.


Tar-Amandil becomes third King of Númenor.

c. 500 Sauron arises again in Middle-earth.
521 Silmariën is born in Númenor, line of lords of Andúnië splits off the line of Kings.
532 Isilmë, sister of Silmariën, born.
543 Meneldur, brother of Silmariën, born.
590 Tar-Elendil becomes fourth King of Númenor.
600 First Númenórean ships sail to Middle-earth.
700 Anardil born.
740 Tar-Meneldur becomes fifth King of Númenor.
750 The Ñoldor found the realm of Eregion near Moria.
870 Anardil weds Erendis.
873 Ancalimë born.
882 Anardil and Erendis separate.
883 Tar-Aldarion becomes sixth King of Númenor.
985 Death of Erendis by drowning.
c. 1000 Sauron begins building Barad-dûr.
1075 Tar-Ancalimë becomes the first Queen and seventh ruler of Númenór.
c. 1200 Sauron deceives the Ñoldor in Eregion, but Gil-galad mistrusts him; the Númenóreans begin building permanent havens in Middle-earth at Lond Daer, Umbar, and other places.
1280 Tar-Anárion becomes seventh King of Númenor.
c. 1350 Celeborn and Galadriel, together with their daughter Celebrían, emigrate from Eregion to Lórien.

Celebrimbor becomes lord of Eregion.

1394 Tar-Súrion becomes eighth King of Númenor.
c. 1500 The Ñoldor under Celebrimbor are instructed by Sauron, beginning of the forging of the Rings of Power.
1566 Tar-Telperiën becomes the second Queen and tenth ruler of Númenor.
c. 1600 Forging of the One Ring.

Barad-dûr completed.


Celebrimbor begins fighting Sauron.

1693 War of the Elves and Sauron begins.

The Three Rings are hidden.

1695 Elrond sent to Eregion as lieutenant of Gil-galad.
1697 Eregion destroyed.

Elrond establishes the refuge of Rivendell.


Celebrimbor dies.

1699 Rivendell and Lindon besieged.
1700 Minastir sends a great navy under Ciryatur to Lindon and he is defeated at the Battle of the Gwathló.

Sauron's forces retreat from Eriador and the coasts and go back to Mordor.

1731 Tar-Minastir becomes eleventh King of Númenor.
c. 1800 Númenor begins establishing permanent settlements in Middle-earth.
1869 Tar-Ciryatan becomes twelfth King of Númenor.
2029 Tar-Atanamir the Great becomes thirteenth King of Númenor but is hostile to the Valar.

The Elendili or "The Faithful" still receive the Elves in secret.

2221 Tar-Ancalimon becomes fourteenth King of Númenor.

The Ringwraiths first appear.

2280 Umbar is fortified by the Númenóreans.
2350 Pelargir is built by the Elendili.
2386 Tar-Telemmaitë becomes fifteenth King of Númenor.
2526 Tar-Vanimeldë becomes third Queen and sixteenth ruler of Númenor.
2637 Herucalmo seizes the throne and rule as "Tar-Anducal", but is not counted in the list of kings.
2657 Tar-Alcarin becomes seventeenth King of Númenor.
2737 Tar-Calmacil becomes eighteenth King of Númenor.
2899 Ar-Adûnakhôr becomes twentieth King of Númenor and the first to take his royal name in Adûnaic, the language of men, instead of Quenya, the high language of the elves.
*c. 2900 Teaching of Elvish languages prohibited in Númenor.
2962 Ar-Zimrathôn becomes twenty-first King of Númenor.
3033 Ar-Sakalthôr becomes twenty-second King of Númenor.
3102 Ar-Gimilzôr becomes twenty-third King of Númenor.
c. 3110 Usage of Elvish languages and visit of the elves prohibited in Númenor.
3119 Birth of Elendil.
3209 Birth of Isildur
3219 Birth of Anárion.
3177 Tar-Palantir repents, resulting in a civil war in Númenor.
3243 Death of Gimilkhâd, at 198 years old.
3255 Ar-Pharazôn the Golden weds his first-cousin Míriel, the daughter of Tar-Palantir, and seizes the throne of Númenor.
3261 Ar-Pharazôn sails to Middle-earth landing at Umbar, and takes Sauron captive.
3262 Sauron is taken as prisoner to Númenor, but begins corrupting the Númenóreans further.
c. 3265 Sauron becomes Ar-Pharazôn's court advisor.
c. 3280 Isildur steals a fruit from Nimloth. The White Tree is felled and burnt in Sauron's Temple thereafter.
c. 3300 Sauron establishes himself as High Priest of Melkor, "Lord of the Dark".

Elendili are openly persecuted and sacrificed to Morgoth.

3310 At Sauron's instigation, Ar-Pharazôn begins building the Great Armament.
3318 Birth of Meneldil, fourth child of Anárion and last man born in Númenor.
3319 Ar-Pharazôn sets foot on Aman; the World is Changed: Aman and Tol Eressëa are removed from Arda, Númenor is drowned, and the world is made round.

Elendil and his sons arrive on the shores of Middle-earth.

3320 Founding of Gondor and Arnor as realms-in-exile by Elendil and his sons, Isildur and Anárion.

Umbar as a realm-in-exile by Black Númenóreans.

3428 Sauron beseiges Minas Ithil.

War of the Last Alliance begins.

3429 Sauron conquers Minas Ithil and burns the White Tree.

Isildur flees to Arnor while Anárion defends Osgiliath.

3430 The Last Alliance of Elves and Men is formed.
3434 Sauron's forces are defeated in the Battle of Dagorlad.

Siege of Barad-dûr begins.


Oropher is slain.

3440 Anárion is slain.
3441 Elendil and Gil-galad perish in battle.

Isildur slays Sauron by taking the shards of his father's sword Narsil and cutting the One Ring from Sauron's finger, destroying Sauron's physical form and winning the war.


In the aftermath of the War many Elves of Gil-galad's following depart to Valinor: end of the Ñoldorin realms in Middle-earth.

External linkEdit

Advertisement | Your ad here

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki